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How much does a cubic foot of gravel weigh?

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One cubic foot of gravel weighs, on average, 330 pounds, or about 150 kilograms. This average weight assumes that the cubic foot of gravel is dry.

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Gravel out of water weighs almost half as much as dry gravel. This measurement is for construction-grade gravel, used for building and landscaping purposes. The average particle size for this type of gravel is about 1/4 of an inch. For lighter-grade, smaller-particle sand, the weight is lower. However, gravel with sand added to the aggregate has dramatically increased weight. Dry gravel has a specific gravity, or the ratio of density compared to that of water, of 1.52.

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